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Withdrawal of JSP 886

Withdrawal of JSP 886

The MOD has announced that JSP 886 was formally withdrawn yesterday, (4th October) and the Defence Logistics Framework (DLF), accessed through the Defence Gateway, has become the Authority for Defence logistics Support Chain policy.”

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Added: 5th October 2016

Support Chain Seminar 16 - Joint UKCeB/MOD Event, 20th October at the BAWA Centre, Bristol

Support Chain Seminar 16 - Joint UKCeB/MOD Event, 20th October at the BAWA Centre, Bristol

Integrated Support Planning - the key to being Strategically Prepared, Globally Responsive and Operationally Precise is the SCS16 theme. Participate in SCS16 to benefit from a one-stop opportunity to engage with those most closely involved with shaping the future of Integrated Support Planning in Defence. Gain and share insights into policy, current developments, innovations, good practice, future developments and user requirements. Held at the BAWA Centre in Filton near to MOD Abbey Wood, you can book delegate and exhibitor places at this Event which attracts both MOD and Industry in a relaxed setting for a stimulating day of learning and networking. Image shows screen from the new SCS16 App for attendees.  more

Added: 26th September 2016

LOGNET - The Future Defence Logistics Customer: (FREE) Event 16/17 Nov

LOGNET - The Future Defence Logistics Customer: (FREE) Event 16/17 Nov

UKCeB are exhibiting and attending this 2-day event organised by the MOD. Details of how to book are in this item. MOD says, "Defence Logistics is open for business and as your Defence Logistics customer we invite you to join us at our next event. Our aim at LOGNET 16-2 is to be the intelligent customer who can feature and clarify its needs in a common language." ...and more...  more

Added: 6th September 2016

A New Identity for UKCeB - please complete online consultation

A New Identity for UKCeB - please complete online consultation

We need your help please to shape a New Identity for UKCeB, one that is in keeping with current and future requirements as perceived by our members and stakeholders across Industry, the MOD, academia and our related trade bodies ADS and techUK. We are consulting you and appreciate your input.   more

Added: 13th July 2016

New Branding and Identity in Development for UKCeB - as actioned by Council

New Branding and Identity in Development for UKCeB - as actioned by Council

"The time is right to review and revise our identity". The name of 'UK Council for Electronic Business', to give UKCeB its full title, is not really helpful in capturing what our membership organisation currently represents, nor does it reflect the activities we undertake and aspire to in the future. At a recent meeting, the UKCeB Council members clearly signaled the need to review the organisation's identity, associated key messages, branding, name and logo, etc. Work has started...  more

Added: 30th June 2016

Notice re MOD Planned Maintenance work Op Imperia 18 & 19 June 2016

Notice re MOD Planned Maintenance work Op Imperia 18 & 19 June 2016

Notice re MOD Planned Maintenance work Op Imperia 18 & 19 June 2016  more

Added: 17th June 2016

Notice for Industry about MOD planned maintenance June 2016

Notice for Industry about MOD planned maintenance June 2016

Information for Industry  more

Added: 10th June 2016

Request input on Draft Recommendations to JIG Board re ISS Services for Industry: Service Continuity and Roadmap Project

Request input on Draft Recommendations to JIG Board re ISS Services for Industry: Service Continuity and Roadmap Project

A chance to represent your company's view on the draft recommendations created by this Project concerning future regular dialogue between ISS and Industry, using the UKCeB forum  more

Added: 7th June 2016

**POSTPONED ** Bridge the 'TechnoBabel divide' between the Business & Technical in your organisation

**POSTPONED ** Bridge the 'TechnoBabel divide' between the Business & Technical in your organisation

**POSTPONED ** One of the most frequently quoted reasons for projects failing is a breakdown of communications between the requirement owners and the deliverers. Why not learn and become more skilled in how to bridge the divide to gain business benefits? Join this one day masterclass.

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Added: 15th April 2016

Calling for nominations for the 5th H Rowbotham Memorial Award

Calling for nominations for the 5th H Rowbotham Memorial Award

“H” ROWBOTHAM MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO HUMAN FACTORS INTEGRATION  more

Added: 5th April 2016

19th January 2016 Visit the MOD Model Office

19th January 2016 Visit the MOD Model Office

The Joint Information Group (JIG) Secure Information Sharing (SIS) Programme (as part of the SIS Step 10 Project Tasks 1 and 2 ) has arranged a visit to the Defence Model Office on Tuesday 19 January 2016. This is primarily intended for Industry members to learn more about what is being delivered as part of the NSoIT(B) programme, how this aligns with the joint User Requirements Document (URD) and to start to explore the important ‘So what?’ questions from an Industry and Team Defence perspective. Places are limited and applications of interest to join this session can be made via the UKCeB website. NB: There is no guarantee that applicants will have a place at this session but early expression of interest will assist us in managing expectations and provisions.  more

Added: 5th January 2016

MOD guidance to Industry in relation to CRISP Delamination / NAVYNET Closure

MOD guidance to Industry in relation to CRISP Delamination / NAVYNET Closure

Guidance for the attention of UKCeB Industry members who may be affected by CRISP Delamination / NAVYNET Closure  more

Added: 15th December 2016

Notice about Industry Access to MOD Defence Logistics Framework (DLF)

Notice about Industry Access to MOD Defence Logistics Framework (DLF)

MOD ACDS Log Ops has provided recent guidance

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Added: 6th December 2016

Stepping into 2017 with the Joint Information Group (JIG)

Stepping into 2017 with the Joint Information Group (JIG)

2016 has been a year of practical implementation of a series of pilots to prove the effectiveness and improve the general understanding of what business benefits can be derived from today’s information innovation and ‘digitalisation’. The emphasis in 2017 is to consolidate these new capabilities to deliver a more agile and innovative environment.  more

Added: 5th December 2016

JIG SIS Pilot projects deliver at pace

JIG SIS Pilot projects deliver at pace

The work of the JIG in 2016 has focused on a series of pilot projects have to prove the effectiveness and improve the general understanding of what business benefits can be derived from today’s information innovation and ‘digitalisation’. These have included the practical demonstration of enabling secure information sharing capability through network federation (IdAM) and delivering a bearer network on QEC vessels.  more

Added: 5th December 2016

December 2016 UKCeB Bulletin

December 2016 UKCeB Bulletin

December 2016 UKCeB Bulletin has summary of News Items, Calendar for December 2016, selected isting of new documents on website and selected tweets  more

Added: 2nd December 2016

UKCeB role in revision to Def Stan 00-600

UKCeB role in revision to Def Stan 00-600

UKCeB are pleased to be facilitating work involving the MOD and Industry in updating Defence Standard 00-600 which related to the specification of support solution requirements. Members who may wish to be involved are welcome to contact UKCeB for more details.  more

Added: 1st December 2016

Assets Subject to Special Controls (ASSC) - Update on WATERGUARD activities at UKCeB

Assets Subject to Special Controls (ASSC) - Update on WATERGUARD activities at UKCeB

Learn more about project work involving representatives from 22 organisations including the MOD on Assets Subject to Special Controls (ASSC)  more

Added: 1st December 2016

ISS Big Picture explains MOD ISS Transformation in picture and video formats

ISS Big Picture explains MOD ISS Transformation in picture and video formats

An animated video that is a 'walk-through' of the ISS Big Picture was shown at the MOD CDIO Defence Information Symposium in September 2016. The Big Picture explains the ISS Transformation designed to "Deliver information capabilities to the MOD that are a force multiplier".   more

Added: 20th November 2016

MOD say CP&F Release 2 go-live date is 5 December

MOD say CP&F Release 2 go-live date is 5 December

As of 2 December 2016, MOD announcement that, " The CP&F Programme Board yesterday confirmed that the Release 2 go live date will indeed be 5th December with MOD user access being ramped up over 4 days to mitigate issues with a surge of users joining the system.

DBS are already today online and beginning to clear the backlog of invoices built up during cutover."

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Added: 18th November 2016

Standby for Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace  & 'Immediate Use' Skype

Standby for Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace & 'Immediate Use' Skype

Two Microsoft blog posts about collaboration capabilties titled: Introducing Microsoft Teams—the chat-based workspace in Office 365 and Now anyone can use Skype right away. What impact might they have for Team Defence?  more

Added: 16th November 2016

Through-life Engineering Services  - workshops on developing a framework standard

Through-life Engineering Services - workshops on developing a framework standard

Read about activities being undertaken through the Through-life Engineering Services Centre and the British Standards Institution (bsi) to develop a framework standard   more

Added: 16th November 2016

ISS Services to Industry - what's been happening on this JIG Project

ISS Services to Industry - what's been happening on this JIG Project

Find out more about this JIG Project that has been established to implement the agreed eight recommendations from a previous activity about MOD ISS Services to Industry. The overall aim is to improve Business Continuity and to optimise the value of Services used by Industry. Topics include Global Connectivity services, implications of MODNET email changes, Boundary Protection Service, developments on the Service Book, creation of FAQs designed to assist Industry's procurement and use of ICT services and more...  more

Added: 16th November 2016

An easy online way for Industry users of ISS Services to provide ISS with feedback

An easy online way for Industry users of ISS Services to provide ISS with feedback

Industry are invited to use the same online feedback mechanism available to MOD users.   more

Added: 4th November 2016

UKCeB Bulletin for November 2016

UKCeB Bulletin for November 2016

Review of recent activities and look ahead to November, with links to articles  more

Added: 3rd November 2016

Does your organisation use Def-Stan 00-600 then please take the opportunity to complete this questionnaire by 16 Nov

Does your organisation use Def-Stan 00-600 then please take the opportunity to complete this questionnaire by 16 Nov

This questionnaire has been produced by the DISCOG led project titled “Whither the LIR/LSAR”, approved as Priority Project. It’s a joint industry/MOD exercise whose purpose is to help inform the 00-600 working group on the basis that an important aspect of 00-600 is its guidance/instruction on how to manage data/information in an LSAR/LIR.

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Added: 2nd November 2016

Megatrends: The impact of societal trends on the manufacturing business - Exec Summary

Megatrends: The impact of societal trends on the manufacturing business - Exec Summary

UKCeB contributed to a survey that formed part of a research project resulting in a report titled: Megatrends: The impact of societal trends on the manufacturing business.   more

Added: 23rd October 2016

Recognition for UKCeB contributions at SCS16 - Gp Capt Malcolm French

Recognition for UKCeB contributions at SCS16 - Gp Capt Malcolm French

At the Support Chain Seminar 2016, UKCeB MD Phil Williams gave credit to the significant and long-standing contributions made to UKCeB activities by Gp Capt Malcolm French (MOD), presenting him with a token of appreciation.   more

Added: 21st October 2016

Recognition for UKCeB contributions - Steve Hares

Recognition for UKCeB contributions - Steve Hares

UKCeB MD Phil Williams gave credit to the signficant and long-standing contributions made to UKCeB activities of Steve Hares (Rolls-Royce)   more

Added: 21st October 2016

Phil Williams presenting at TDW-Live 2016

Phil Williams presenting at TDW-Live 2016

UKCeB MD Phil Williams is pleased to be presenting at the forthcoming TechDataWorld Event: TDW-Live 2016   more

Added: 19th October 2016

Contracts Purchasing & Finance System ‘go live’ has been deferred

Contracts Purchasing & Finance System ‘go live’ has been deferred

IMPORTANT NOTICE - DELIVERY OF CP&F HAS BEEN DELAYED Please check on the appropriate page of the gov.uk website for the latest information.  more

Added: 20th September 2016

What MOD/Industry 'Information' Projects are UKCeB members supporting?

What MOD/Industry 'Information' Projects are UKCeB members supporting?

These are active 'information-related' projects that MOD & Industry that UKCeB members are supporting. There are, of course, others in the Supply Chain & Support arena.

This news item enables non-members to have insight into the kind of content available to UKCeB Members who can readily 'follow' content of interest once registered and signed-in.   more

Added: 14th September 2016

Does your company have a view or response to the challenges of 'evergreening'?

Does your company have a view or response to the challenges of 'evergreening'?

The Defence Board has tasked CDIO (Mike Stone) to initiate a joint review with key industry suppliers to meet the challenge of ensuring that MOD platforms are delivered with leading edge ICT and that this advantage is maintained through-life. The Joint Information Group (JIG) ‘Evergreening’ project will investigate how some of the challenges outlined in the ICT portfolio review might be addressed.  more

Added: 12th September 2016

ISS Customer Services for Industry - seeks Industry Inputs

ISS Customer Services for Industry - seeks Industry Inputs

Does your company need to be better informed about a range of issues involving MOD ISS Customer Services ? Then you should be interested in the proposed work to improve engagement between ISS and their Industry Customers – find out more from the web site or join us at our next meeting on 3rd October at MOD Corsham where this will be discussed as well as the new Boundary Protection Service, Commercial 'Pass through Agreements' and Gateway changes.  more

Added: 10th September 2016

Five Themes in the MOD CDIO Defence Information Symposium 2016

Five Themes in the MOD CDIO Defence Information Symposium 2016

MOD CDIO Mike Stone says in his introduction, "The ISS top team and myself will be laying out the next steps over the coming 18 months across the whole of our agenda, including what next for Defence as a Platform (Future).   more

Added: 8th September 2016

UKCeB gains Cyber Essentials certification

UKCeB gains Cyber Essentials certification

UKCeB has received certification on Cyber Essentials, a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks...  more

Added: 6th September 2016

Secretary sought for Supply Chain & Support Engineering Working Group

Secretary sought for Supply Chain & Support Engineering Working Group

This is a useful career development opportunity for someone in the early stages of his/her career, providing insights into the work of this Group who comprise representatives from the MOD and range of defence suppliers. See role description...  more

Added: 1st September 2016

Interview Skills Day for Students (18 Oct) - example activity of Premium Partners

Interview Skills Day for Students (18 Oct) - example activity of Premium Partners

Premium Partners works with local employers to provide secondary students exposure to the work of work through contact with local employers. It's a 'win-win' for companies, students, their parents/carers,schools and the community. This award-winning scheme has been running for 5 years based on Thornbury near to UKCeB's offices.   more

Added: 25th August 2016

Announcement about Aspect Ltd & RTP-UK Limited

Announcement about Aspect Ltd & RTP-UK Limited

RTP-UK Limited, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Aspect Supportability Consultants Limited. RTP-UK Ltd are part of the Rheinmetall Group and a leading provider of ILS, Technical Publications and Training Solutions which includes the leading UAV training academy RUSTA.  more

Added: 25th August 2016

MOD Data Management - Industry review opportunity; deadline 9th September

MOD Data Management - Industry review opportunity; deadline 9th September

The MOD ISS Data Management Team has provided UKCeB with three documents for review and comment from Industry members...

  more

Added: 18th August 2016

Defence Information Symposium - SME Innovation Challenge

Defence Information Symposium - SME Innovation Challenge

This year the Defence Information Symposium being held in London during September will host an SME Innovation Challenge. This Innovation Challenge poses five themes of interest to Defence and provides UK SMEs the opportunity to address these themes, with the first prize being a 30 minute presentation at the Symposium in September. SMEs are encouraged to describe how they believe one of the five themes can be tackled in the coming years, describing the technological innovations and advances that can be made to tackle emerging threats.

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Added: 15th August 2016

MOD Global Connectivity Options for Industry - July 2016

MOD Global Connectivity Options for Industry - July 2016

This 14-slide presentation from Fujitsu is for Industry ('Indirect Customers' in ISS-speak) and is about MOD’s Global Connectivity (GC) programme: what it will achieve, how and when, the benefits and options. Key benefits are provided and an invitation to contact Fujitsu for 1-to-1 sessions to learn more  more

Added: 1st August 2016

ISS Service Catalogue – ISS Head of Customer Services update news

ISS Service Catalogue – ISS Head of Customer Services update news

Covers the Interim Mode of Operation (IMO) Service Catalogue, MODNET Beta User Catalogue and Future Service Catalogue

Added: 30th July 2016

Defence & Security one of 6 priority areas for The Alan Turing Institute

Defence & Security one of 6 priority areas for The Alan Turing Institute

Founded in 2015, the Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national centre for data science, headquartered at the British Library. Defence & Security is one of six priortiy sectors and its work is likely to be of interest to Team Defence  more

Added: 26th July 2016

Industry / MOD SEOC Workshop on 18 July to Develop the Defence Unique Item Identifier (UII) Registry Process

Industry / MOD SEOC Workshop on 18 July to Develop the Defence Unique Item Identifier (UII) Registry Process

Where does this QR Code take you? Try it and see...[clue: Integrated Item Identification (3i) Defence Transformation Programme]  more

Added: 3rd July 2016

Business Plan 2016-17 for the Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimization Group (DISCOG)

Business Plan 2016-17 for the Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimization Group (DISCOG)

The DISCOG is the key environment in which the MOD and its industrial partners collaborate to drive more agile and operationally effective support, in order to optimize through-life costs, sustain a coherent UK Defence industrial base and field military systems that are supportable as well as capable. The DISCOG is coordinated between the UKCeB and MOD DE&S’s SEOC (i.e. the Defence Equipment and Support’s Support Enablers Operating Centre) organization.

This is its current Business Plan  more

Added: 2nd July 2016

Kahootz provides flexible virtual workspaces for trade body UKCeB whose members comprise Defence sector organisations

Kahootz provides flexible virtual workspaces for trade body UKCeB whose members comprise Defence sector organisations

UKCeB Share is the secure social Collaborative Working Environment (CWE) adopted by UKCeB, a membership body comprising organisations working in the Defence sector who collaborate among themselves, and with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), on shared solutions in secure information sharing and through-life support.

  more

Added: 1st July 2016

Where in the world is 'secure.information.sharing'? Location App What3Words provides a way to pinpoint 3mx3m places

Where in the world is 'secure.information.sharing'? Location App What3Words provides a way to pinpoint 3mx3m places

Imagine a grid over the world comprising approximately 57 trillion squares each 3x3 metres square. Locate the position of any one of them using just 3 words; no need for lengthy numerical grid references...   more

Added: 1st July 2016

Digital Twin - please help UKCeB member with short online Survey & receive research report in return

Digital Twin - please help UKCeB member with short online Survey & receive research report in return

You are invited you to participate in a research study entitled ‘Service Enabling Digital Twin’ (see 'About Digital Twin' section). Closing date 15th July  more

Added: 1st July 2016

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) seeks help with usability testing of initial website

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) seeks help with usability testing of initial website

The new National Cyber Security Centre seeks volunteers to Help shape the initial NCSC website, in particular people from SMEs who have responsibility for their company's IT and are cyber non-specialists  more

Added: 28th June 2016

New Leaflet from Supportability Modelling & Analysis Working Group

New Leaflet from Supportability Modelling & Analysis Working Group

This trifold leaflet or contains lots of information about the role and value of modelling and analysis for supportability and how they are supporting the work of DefSCOR

  more

Added: 9th June 2016

Redesigned Meeting Spaces at UKCeB Office

Redesigned Meeting Spaces at UKCeB Office

MD Phil Williams commented, “Our redesigned office layout provides UKCeB members with a larger, more ‘airy’ and comfortable meeting space with better screen presentation facilities. Also, we will capitalise on a recent upgrade in internet bandwidth that enables future videoconferencing/webinars and faster WiFi for visitors.”  more

Added: 8th June 2016

Members benefit from faster connectivity at UKCeB Office

Members benefit from faster connectivity at UKCeB Office

As of 8th June, we have fibre connectivity and greater bandwidth at the Brairlands Office which are a boon for both UKCeB members and staff.   more

Added: 8th June 2016

Industry Security Notice on MOD Basic Grade Messaging (email) Address Routing Changes

Industry Security Notice on MOD Basic Grade Messaging (email) Address Routing Changes

Published 26 May 2016, this Industry Security Notice   more

Added: 7th June 2016

Learn about the Centre for Defence Enterprise

Learn about the Centre for Defence Enterprise

Slide deck that introduces the Centre for Defence Enterprise and the innovation challenges it runs for SMEs in particular  more

Added: 25th May 2016

SMEs with Low Power Computing expertise needed by MOD

SMEs with Low Power Computing expertise needed by MOD

The MoD ISS Board wants to meet with SMEs in a series of industry engagements. This is an invitation to SMEs with expertise in Low Power Computing who are asked to submit their details with a view to being invited to give a presentation on 6th June to the ISS Board, 14.00 – 15.50 at the ADS London office

  more

Added: 18th May 2016

2016 Candidates and Project Topics for UKCeB Good Practice Study Group

2016 Candidates and Project Topics for UKCeB Good Practice Study Group

Each year UKCeB organises a learning activity for young professionals that involves work on a Project over a sustained period of several months, culminating in the submission of a Project Report and a presentation to a panel comprising representatives from UKCeB member organisations, including the MOD, usually in December at Abbey Wood. Read about the candidates and their Project topics which include BYOD, Information Exploitation, forecasting, ITIL & supportability Engineering, Design & Development information on Equipment characteristics and Digital Twins and Avatars in Support

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Added: 17th May 2016

Innovation finalist, UKCeB member Eurostep hosts free ShareAspace Forum session

Innovation finalist, UKCeB member Eurostep hosts free ShareAspace Forum session

Innovation finalist, UKCeB member Eurostep host free presentation

Finalists in the Maritime Innovation Challenge, UKCeB member Eurostep are hosting a free-of-charge half-day ShareAspace Forum on 28th June (13.30 – 1700) at the CFMS facility on the Bristol & Bath Science Park (details here). To register for the ShareAspace Forum Bristol 2016 please email Bristol2016@eurostep.com.

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Added: 12th May 2016

Contracting, Purchasing & Finance (CP&F) will affect all suppliers involved in MOD procurement

Contracting, Purchasing & Finance (CP&F) will affect all suppliers involved in MOD procurement

Leaflet from the MOD provides information about its replacement system for procurement, with time-frames and more...  more

Added: 10th May 2016

ISS Services to Industry - What Matters Most to Your Company? 5 -10 mins survey

ISS Services to Industry - What Matters Most to Your Company? 5 -10 mins survey

This survey will take 5-10 minutes maximum. We need to learn your organisation's priorities in relation to Service Continuity & Roadmap of ISS Services to Industry. We are ready to progress on this jointly with the MOD but first we need to know your priorities. We cannot action what we don't know about, so please select your's organisation's Top 5 from the list of 15 options in this survey of UKCeB's Industry members. Thank you  more

Added: 9th May 2016

MOD seeks Industry consultation re CDIO Information Symposium 13/14th Sept

MOD seeks Industry consultation re CDIO Information Symposium 13/14th Sept

The second CDIO Information Symposium will be on 13/14th Sept in London. MOD wants to learn from the inaugural event in 2015 and has convened a session at the Event venue, inviting Industry to “outline the symposium themes and structure while providing you with an opportunity to input ideas in to our planning of the event.”  more

Added: 6th May 2016

ISS Notice about changes to service desk arrangements as of 1st May 2016

ISS Notice about changes to service desk arrangements as of 1st May 2016

ISS Notice about changes to service desk arrangements as of 1st May 2016  more

Added: 6th May 2016

Submit your proposal to Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) - Enduring Challenges

Submit your proposal to Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) - Enduring Challenges

In is presentation at DI'16, Robin Riley mentioned that one of the first external facing digital services from MOD was for entering proposals to CDE. We provide the link and an outline of the Challenge Sub-categories for the Enduring Challenge which closes this round on 24th May   more

Added: 4th May 2016

Collaboration Conundrums - White Paper from BT's Futurologist

Collaboration Conundrums - White Paper from BT's Futurologist

In The Collaboration Conundrum, a WorkShift White Paper by BT's Dr Nicola J. Millard, she asks, "With technologies becoming more decentralised and disappearing into the cloud, is it also time for traditionally centralized and hierarchical organisation structures to follow?" and poses 4 connundrums...   more

Added: 4th May 2016

ISS Service Catalogue - Update on Developments to Rationalise & Improve

ISS Service Catalogue - Update on Developments to Rationalise & Improve

There has been a communication issued from Head of Customer Services explaining the new ISS Service Catalogue: the Background, Development Approach and Phasing. As Team Defence, Industry is an ISS customer too, so these changes are relevant for Industry to understand and question where necessary - please channel questions through UKCeB  more

Added: 29th April 2016

The Gubbins of Government Short Video - Popular at DI'16

The Gubbins of Government Short Video - Popular at DI'16

This video on YouTube was shown as part of the presentation by David Lynam, Director Service Development at Defence Information 16.  more

Added: 28th April 2016

Data Quality Improvement and the DQAT (DQ Assessment Tool)

Data Quality Improvement and the DQAT (DQ Assessment Tool)

Data Quality improvement is high on the agenda again with initial imporvemengt steps planned as a an afgreed JIG and CDIO Quick Win. Want to learn more about DQ improvement and DQAT, the Data Quality Assessment Tool developed by the Joint Information Group?  more

Added: 28th April 2016

Defence Information Event - What did I miss & where are the downloads?

Defence Information Event - What did I miss & where are the downloads?

Anecdotal feedback indicates that DI'16 was a great success and had over 300 attendees. We gathered attendee feedback via the new DI'16 App and will analyse the feedback in detail. And some are asking, "How soon before the presentations and Workshop reports are available?"  more

Added: 25th April 2016

Warwick Analytics is Winner of the Maritime Innovation Challenge

Warwick Analytics is Winner of the Maritime Innovation Challenge

Congratulations to Warwick Analytics who scooped the £50,000 winner's prize in the Martime Innovation Challenge for their proposal for a Maritime Automated Predictive Maintenance (MAPM) solution. Also see the four Commended finalists and read about the innovative ideas that they put forward in this Challenge.  more

Added: 25th April 2016

Winner of UKCeB 2016 Excellence Awards Announced

Winner of UKCeB 2016 Excellence Awards Announced

Congratulations to the Overall Winner: DE&S WATERGUARD, Babcock International and Team Defence

for Collaboratively delivering Assets Subject to Special Controls Compliance Capability. See the full results here...

  more

Added: 25th April 2016

How to Collaborate as Team Defence - download 2 practical Guides that will help...

How to Collaborate as Team Defence - download 2 practical Guides that will help...

Defence organisations may have well-founded reservations and objections to participating on social Collaborative Working Environments. A UKCeB JIG-sponsored project examined these and came up with a User Guide and and Enterprise User Guide designed to help.  more

Added: 18th April 2016

Finalists for the Maritime Innovation Challenge Announced

Finalists for the Maritime Innovation Challenge Announced

UKCEB are pleased to announce the five Finalists in the Maritime Innovation Challenge, chosen from a shortlist of nine Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). All Finalists will be presenting their innovative capabilities at the Defence Information ’16 Conference, where the winner will be announced and awarded the £50,000 prize.

  more

Added: 14th April 2016

Which of the 9 SMEs short-listed will win £50,000 in the Maritime Innovation Challenge?

Which of the 9 SMEs short-listed will win £50,000 in the Maritime Innovation Challenge?

There are nine Small to Medium Enterprises that are shortlisted and competing to win the £50,000 prize in the Maritime Innovation Challenge. For each, read their summary of what innovations they propose.   more

Added: 11th April 2016

Calling Commercial Officers in MOD & Industry - 18 Apr Workshop on Agile Commercial Practices for Digital Procurement

Calling Commercial Officers in MOD & Industry - 18 Apr Workshop on Agile Commercial Practices for Digital Procurement

Workshop Purpose To support MOD ISS transformation through improved joint understanding of contracting for outcomes, service provision and agile development by involvement of both MOD and Industry senior Commercial representation and with the support of all 3 Trade Organisations: ADS Group, techUK and UKCeB  more

Added: 24th March 2016

MOD Industry Portal Service (MIPS) - Closure information

MOD Industry Portal Service (MIPS) - Closure information

*** Updated with link for Notes about MIPS meeting with MOD ISS on 14th March & emails re actions for Industry *** UKCeB received a MOD ISS issued document (dated 29th February) to inform about changes in the way users of MIPS, including Industry, will access MIPS in future. UKCeB has organised with MOD ISS a joint Industry/MOD ISS workshop on 14th March at Corsham to understand the facts and explore implications for Team Defence  more

Added: 23rd March 2016

UKCeB in Cardiff at Defence Procurement Event - DPRTE 2016

UKCeB in Cardiff at Defence Procurement Event - DPRTE 2016

UKCeB were pleased to participate in DPRTE (photo of Mike Stone talking to 'Agile staricase' slide), and to support UKCeB member Kahootz on their stand  more

Added: 22nd March 2016

Changes re transition from DFTS services

Changes re transition from DFTS services

A UKCeB member has provided information (and reminders) for the wider benefit of colleagues in other UKCeB member organisations about implications for Industry of changes in transition from DFTS services based on announcements froim MOD ISS to Industry.

  more

Added: 22nd March 2016

Non-UKCeB Event: Summer School in Through-life Engineering Services - 6th - 10th June

Non-UKCeB Event: Summer School in Through-life Engineering Services - 6th - 10th June

Summer School in Through-life Engineering Services

6th - 10th June 2016 Cranfield University

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services is offering this summer school to train PhD students, researchers and early career practitioners in the key challenges and technologies for Through-life Engineering Services (TES). This annual summer school will also help to develop an international research community in the TES area.  more

Added: 10th March 2016

2016 Excellence Award Finalists Announced

2016 Excellence Award Finalists Announced

The eight finalists for the 2016 UKCeB Excellence Award have now been announced. The entrants are now preparing their stands for the final judging of the competition at DI 16. Delegates will be invited to vote for their winner but the decision of independent judges will be final.  more

Added: 8th March 2016

Mega makes some points about Enterprise Architecture 20 years on...

Mega makes some points about Enterprise Architecture 20 years on...

In this article headed "Twenty years on, and stakeholders still don’t speak architect…" Eugene McSheffrey, MEGA International, argues that since the Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA), "Enterprise Architecture has flourished, but it has also attracted criticism as organisations have often failed to reap the anticipated benefits." She makes the case for "...EA practitioners ...demonstrating that Enterprise Architecture isn’t about building better architectures, but better enterprises." Includes References  more

Added: 4th March 2016

Congrats! Suzette Ward is now Mrs Payne - Her Cake Decorating Talents Amaze!

Congrats! Suzette Ward is now Mrs Payne - Her Cake Decorating Talents Amaze!

You may have noticed a change in Suzette's signature on UKCeB emails that now says 'Suzette Payne' - following her recent marriage to Bill. The picture shows part of her beautiful tiered wedding cake...  more

Added: 23rd February 2016

Supply Chain Operations Reference model - Sean Coley Slides available

Supply Chain Operations Reference model - Sean Coley Slides available

Sean Coley, an expert in the Supply Chain Operations Reference model, has provided the slide packs and other documentation from his SCOR training days for MOD & Industry  more

Added: 22nd February 2016

Workshop on ISS Services for Industry – Service Continuity & Roadmap | 14th March at MOD Corsham

Workshop on ISS Services for Industry – Service Continuity & Roadmap | 14th March at MOD Corsham

This workshop will bring together a joint MOD / Industry group to review the current arrangements and processes for sharing information about MOD ISS services between MOD ISS and Industry customers, for reviewing the current arrangements for suggesting improvements to MOD ISS services, and to agree the routes to help unblock in-service issues. This Workshop is a precursor to refining a Joint Information Group (JIG) proposal for an enduring approach to reduce business continuity risks and optimise the exploitation of MOD ISS provided services.   more

Added: 12th February 2016

Calling Commercial Officers in MOD & Industry - 14 Mar Workshop on Agile Commercial Practices for Digital Procurement

Calling Commercial Officers in MOD & Industry - 14 Mar Workshop on Agile Commercial Practices for Digital Procurement

Sponsored by MOD ISS CTO, the purpose of this workshop (and project) is to explore and generate guidance on the utilisation of Agile Commercial Practices and contracting mechanisms that can support the development and effective implementation and practice of Digital by Default (DbD) procurement across Team Defence.   more

Added: 11th February 2016

Codification Roadshows at Abbey Wood 22-25th Feb 2016

Codification Roadshows at Abbey Wood 22-25th Feb 2016

A series of roadshows highlighting the important role that codification plays in optimizing the MOD’s inventory will be taking place at Abbey Wood during February. Codification is the cataloguing of military equipment – essentially allocating all MOD kit a NATO Stock Number (or NSN) by checking the form, fit and function to ensure interoperability.   more

Added: 8th February 2016

Book Now: Training on Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR & DefSCOR) Model

Book Now: Training on Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR & DefSCOR) Model

The introduction of SCOR (as in DefSCOR) within the MOD has wide-ranging implications for defence suppliers. This one day Event organised by the UKCeB has an expert tutor on the topic who has trained the MOD. DefSCOR is being introduced with an aggressive timescale by the MOD and an early grasp of the business implications is likely to be advantageous for defence suppliers.

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Added: 8th February 2016

Defence as a Platform (DaaP) Hosting Services Presentation to Industry

Defence as a Platform (DaaP) Hosting Services Presentation to Industry

Steve Latchem, MOD Head of Apps Services & Dev Ops, gave a presentation on the MOD Defence as a Platform (DaaP) Hosting Services at an event hosted by techUK on 1st Feb 2016.  more

Added: 5th February 2016

Calling Marketing & Comms Professionals - Please Advise UKCeB

Calling Marketing & Comms Professionals - Please Advise UKCeB

How would you advise UKCeB on improving its Communications? We urgently need your help via a Workshop on UKceB Comms for Team Defence  more

Added: 2nd February 2016

Invitation from the MOD for Industry to review the Defence Information Strategy - 24th Feb

Invitation from the MOD for Industry to review the Defence Information Strategy - 24th Feb

Join this Workshop for Industry to review the Defence Information Strategy and provide feedback to the MOD. As well as the content and its implications for Industry, MOD wants feedback on the 2 versions of this evolving Strategy - i.e. conventional paper and interactive web-based. Workshop on Wednesday 24th February 10am – 3pm hosted by UKCeB member Boeing Defence UK, Bristol  more

Added: 1st February 2016

Last chance to visit the MOD Model Office - 10th March 10:30-12:30

Last chance to visit the MOD Model Office - 10th March 10:30-12:30

Final opportunity for UKCeB members to visit the MOD Model Office at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. BOOK NOW!  more

Added: 1st February 2016

Maritime Innovation Challenge underway - winner will be announced at D'16, April 21st

Maritime Innovation Challenge underway - winner will be announced at D'16, April 21st

This 'Maritime Innovation Challenge' is open to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) regardless of whether they have defence as a current market. It provides SME businesses with great market exposure and PR for your products and services - plus the chance to win the £50k prize. The Challenge has been split into 3 Categories. The solutions in each should aid predictive, near-real time and evidence-based decision making in order to:

a. Improve asset performance (availability, capability and readiness)

b. Be 'safe to operate and operate safely'

c. Reduce through-life costs  more

Added: 1st February 2016

There's a mobile App coming for DI'16

There's a mobile App coming for DI'16

Delegates get a more comprehensive and interactive experience by using an App for DI'16 downloaded to their phone (Android and iOS) or iPAD.   more

Added: 21st January 2016

Event on BPM: Exploiting Business Process Management (BPM) in Defence Logistics - 29th Jan at IBM, Hursley

Event on BPM: Exploiting Business Process Management (BPM) in Defence Logistics - 29th Jan at IBM, Hursley

This UKCeB-coordinated Event on Exploiting Business Process Management (BPM) in Defence Logistics is delivered through UKCeB member IBM and takes place IBM Hursley on 29th January. It is free to UKCeB Industry and MOD staff.  more

Added: 20th January 2016

Successful Inaugural UKCeB Council Dinner welcomed by Members

Successful Inaugural UKCeB Council Dinner welcomed by Members

The inaugural UKCeB Council Dinner was held on 12th January at the RAF Club, London. UKCeB's MD Phil Williams was really appreciative of the strong attendance by members of the Council, especially given their busy diaries, and hoped that all shared his view that this was a most enjoyable and informative evening.  more

Added: 20th January 2016

MOD Future Vision -

MOD Future Vision - "One ISS & Information Capability as a Force Multiplier"

Infographic illustrating MOD Future Vision  more

Added: 20th January 2016

Public Consultation on Draft ISO 11000 Standard for Collaborative business relationship management – Framework

Public Consultation on Draft ISO 11000 Standard for Collaborative business relationship management – Framework

The Draft International Standard (DIS) for ISO 11000 is now open for public comment until 7th March. The MOD and several defence prime contractors are amongst those that us the current British Standard BSI 11000.   more

Added: 1st January 2016